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Friday, May 27, 2011

Showered With Love, Part 2

Last weekend, Katie, Deeanne, and Abi hosted a North Carolina for Baby Q.  It was a wonderful day, and the girls put a lot of work into making the shower absolutely perfect!  I was so honored to see all of the work they put into it, and to see friends and family, new and old, near and far.

The girls decided to have a themed shower, and the theme was Tree Tops, which matches Baby Q's nusery.  Katie's house looked amazing, and the decorations were incredible!  Katie grew grass in small containers (and let me tell you:  Shawn is jealous!!  Our backyard looks like a mud pit, but the grass for Baby Q was perfect!)  had candles burning in real branches, and used the animals from the nursery to embellish the decorations!  They also had "fireflies in a jar"!

The girls had some entertaining games for the guests to play, too.  When guests first arrived, they were asked to pick a pin.  The pins looked like blue diapers.  When everyone had a pin, guests were asked to look inside.  If there was a "surprise" inside the diaper (mini chocolate chips!) a prize was won! 
We also played a game in which guests had to match a candy bar name to a baby-related term.  For example, "the epidural" was matched with a "Lifesaver", and "Suggestions for Boys Names" were "Mike & Ike".  Guests also had to guess some baby items in bags labeled with "Baby Q".  The girls hid a Bottle, Applesauce, a Bib, a Yellow Duck, and Q-Tips.  We also played a Nursery Rhyme game, in which guests had to fill in the blanks on some familiar (and some not-so-familiar!) nursery rhymes!  Guests had a great time playing, and won some amazing prizes!  Each winner was able to choose a basket.  The baskets included a beach-themed bag (with suntan lotion, a towel, and beach toys), a dinner-themed basket (wtih wine and ingredients to cook dinner), a campfire-themed basket (with ingredients for S'Mores, bug spray, and items for a relaxing evening around the fire) and a Fourth of July basket (with red, white and blue plates, cups, and baking goodies).

Guests were also asked to help Shawn and I name Baby Q.  When they came in, they were asked to write their name suggestions on a leaf, and those leaves were clipped to a small tree in the entryway.  We appreciate all of the suggestions, which included:  Caleb, Parker, Ethan, Scott, Jesse, Ian, Luke, Jacob Ryan, Quinton, Jack, Liam, Junior, Bubba Jerome, and Clarence Bubba.  After the shower, Shawn and Dad came to help us pack up, and the remainder group voted on a name.  If we were to choose from this list of names, our final pick was....(drum roll please) Clarence Bubba!  (Good thing we already have a name picked out, huh?)

The girls had a delicious menu, including taco dip, fruit with dip, veggies with dip, pigs in a blanket, ants on a log, and cupcakes!  The cupcakes also matched the theme of the shower, so we saw our Tree Top friends everywhere!  Guests were able to bring home hobo bags filled with trail mix and S'More pops as favors. 

Baby Q was definately showered with love last weekend!  I want to thank all of  my friends and family for coming to help us celebrate and get ready for the baby.  It was so wonderful to see everyone and spend time with everyone.  I think I can speak for all of the guets when I saw a good time was had by all at this amazing shower.  I appreciate all of the work that Katie, Deeanne and Abi put into planning all of the details!

1 comment:

  1. What cute decorations for your shower!!! I love them!!! So creative. I am always so jealous of people that are creative like that. Looks like you had a great time!